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FCA’s North America CIO to speak at Detroit automotiveIT event


Fiat Chrysler North America CIO Mamatha Chamarthi will deliver a keynote address at the upcoming Go innovate! Live conference in Detroit in September.

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Automotive Production Summit: Focus on electrification, sustainability

2019-07-01T17:53:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Electrification, high investment costs and environmental concerns are major factors driving changes in automotive manufacturing, executives said at an industry gathering here Monday.

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Bosch sees big role for blockchain

2019-05-16T09:09:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Robert Bosch sees a big role for blockchain and expects the distributed ledger technology (DLT) to be a key enabler of tomorrow’s internet of things (IoT).

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In test, JLR brings cryptocurrency payments into the car

2019-04-30T12:49:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Jaguar Land Rover is testing a system that would allow drivers and passengers in its cars to make and spend money using cryptocurrency.


VW plans supply chain project using blockchain technology

2019-04-29T09:29:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Volkswagen plans a pilot project that will use blockchain technology to gain greater transparency in its global supply chain.

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Faurecia looks to digital services, underpinned by IT and data

2019-03-25T23:44:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

Dr. René Deist is leading a transformation of Faurecia’s global IT systems and processes to digitalize the supply chain and develop products faster – as well as to support new business models.


Continental, HPE develop vehicle data sharing platform

2019-03-05T17:41:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard

Continental and Hewlett Packard Enterprise have developed a vehicle data sharing platform that will enable new digital services in the areas of driver safety and convenience.

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Mercedes-Benz to boost visibility via blockchain

2019-02-26T10:14:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Mercedes-Benz Cars has announced a partnership with contract management software provider Icertis to improve transparency in its supply chain and procurement via the use of blockchain technology.


Hyundai Commercial finance arm trials IBM blockchain technology

2019-02-20T16:09:00+00:00By Paul Fisher

Hyundai’s commercial finance arm is trialling IBM blockchain to speed up and secure truck financing deals.


OEMs face technology investment challenges for a changing supply chain landscape

2019-02-20T10:53:00+00:00By Jessica Twentyman

Around the world, technology decision-makers at automotive OEMs and their suppliers are wrestling with some difficult decisions. How can they digitalise their supply chains in order to compete more effectively in the industry today, while at the same time preparing those supply chains for major disruption down the road?

Blockchain applications will enhance driving, drive huge revenue potential

2019-02-06T16:44:00+00:00By Paul Fisher

A survey from consultancy Simon-Kucher & Partners showed big interest in time-saving solutions, such as congestion management and automated payments. Blockchain apps that protected data, automated payments, or remote access were also popular with respondents.

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DXC Technology to get Swiss digital transformation firm Luxoft in $2 billion deal

2019-01-08T14:54:00+00:00By Paul Fisher

The company will access Luxoft’s existing customer base across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.


SEAT joins Alastria blockchain co-operation, partners with city of Barcelona on urban mobility initiative

2018-12-19T12:33:00+00:00By Farah Alkhalisi

SEAT is the first car manufacturer to join Alastria, a multi-sector network of over 70 Spanish businesses and institutions developing, testing and collaborating on a blockchain infrastructure. It is already working on a proof-of-concept blockchain project with Telefónica to improve the traceability of parts within the supply chain for its ...


Rinspeed microSNAP shows scaled-down modularity, automated body-swaps

2018-12-12T14:17:00+00:00By Farah Alkhalisi

Swiss design consultancy Rinspeed will present a scaled-down version of its Snap concept at CES, Las Vegas, in January: microSNAP has been shrunk to “the dimensions of a Renault Twizy”, the company says, to propose a modular micro-mobility solution for last-mile applications. Like the larger Snap, seen in Vegas last ...


The connected car revolution could take off when 5G networks are firmly established.

2018-12-05T16:24:00+00:00By Paul Fisher

Superfast cellular networks are coming as soon as next year – with big implications for mobility.


Secure, safe EV charging: Penta Security and GridWiz go for encryption, Luxoft leverages blockchain for carshare services

2018-11-21T12:59:00+00:00By Farah Alkhalisi

South Korea-based Penta Security has added an electric vehicle charging security solution, AutoCrypt V2G, to its AutoCrypt suite for connected transportation systems. This is intended to provide safe communication throughout the EV charging infrastructure and charging payment systems.


Blockchain is about more than Bitcoin, it could revolutionise the automotive supply chain and reduce the impact of product recalls


Blockchain has built its reputation as a distributed ledger platform, which provides a framework for securely using and trading cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin. However, its potential extends far beyond financial services.


"Our goal is that every vehicle will have Microsoft technologies on board"

2018-09-13T17:47:00+01:00By Werner Beutnagel

Sabine Bendiek, managing director for Microsoft Germany, outlines strategy with automotiveIT


PwC: Blockchain in focus at most companies

2018-08-29T19:02:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Most companies and organizations are either implementing blockchain or testing the technology as a key tool to boost efficiency and security in their operations, according to a new study.

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Inside Silicon Valley automotive: Has California's high-tech scene reached its peak?

2018-07-26T16:46:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Rising costs, concerns over cyber security, and emerging innovation hubs may eventually limit how much automotive companies grow and invest in northern California.

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